His songs include great Standards from jazz, cabaret, lounge and Broadway. His singing: smooth, swinging, dramatic. In the late 1990's, Don Sassano presented his acclaimed show, The Gershwins: Their Lives and Music. In the early 2000's, he conceived and performed in the popular shows Broadway-Cabaret I and Broadway-Cabaret II at the Dell Campus (JCCA). A Cole Porter Show is in development. Performances are given at both public and private venues with piano or combo accompaniment: concerts or 3-set evenings--corporate and private events, informal "home-shows" parties, weddings, etc.'
With an original blend of vintage and contemporary Blues, roots Rock, and funky R&B, the BLUE ACES have created a unique chemistry that has steadily gained support via their dynamic, visceral live performances. With style, soul and conviction, the BLUE ACES look to continue to hone their craft in clubs throughout the Southwest, 'rocking the house' while expanding their fan base.
Playing everything from James Taylor, Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, Eagles, Toto, Journey, Skynyrd and many other favorite artists, blended along with his variety of originals from Country to Rock, Blues and Ballads. He has played at: -The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte's Lowes Motor Speedway -The Bistro and Speedway Club (many times) -Charlotte's Tower Club Other Local Hot Spots: -Cellar -Center City Fest -National Balloon rally's & rodeos, -Speedstreet -and Many Fundraisers and street festivals (wish his band, and as a single performer) Available with full PA and lighting for great outdoor or indoor events, concerts, parties etc., or just at the piano & guitar for an intimate evening of relaxing music. Regardless, Kent Steel will make your evening a memorable one.
The Ifficial Reggae Band is a stand out musical group. With their explosive style and mesmerizing 'riddims' it's no wonder the band members always sport a smile on stage as they jump around. Ifficial has been a much-welcomed addition to the Chicago Reggae scene with many taking notice. For the last few years, Ifficial has been rocking shows all over the Midwest while creating new and original music. Each of the band's members brings years of experience together to create this extremely energetic sound. Look for their highly anticipated CD to be released mid 2008. Livingston (Lead Vocals) has been surrounded by singers his entire life. As a child, his mother and father sang in churches all over his native island of Jamaica. The Montego Bay born vocalist and songwriter has a very unique and impressive style that displays the smoothness of roots and lover's rock, and the roughness of dancehall. Influenced by artists such as Luciano, Buju Banton, Sanchez, Capleton, and of course Bob Marley, Livingston's goal each performance is to electrify audiences, keeping them wanting more. Darryl (Bass) has been on the Reggae scene in Chicago for twenty years. He has played with some of the best in Reggae, including Frankie Paul, Nardo Ranks, Marcia Griffiths, and the legendary Dennis Brown. His entrancing bass lines are bound to reel you in and have you at the band's mercy. Darryl a.k.a. Organized is also a dynamic singer and deejay that you won't want to miss. Judah (Keyboard) has been a fixture on the reggae scene since 1989 when he was then playing the Bass. Judah's father urged him to start playing the piano at an early age and he even formed an a cappella group called the Soul Crusaders, singing all over the Midwest. He gave up his music to pursue a career in business, but returned to his first love upon the death of his father. In 1997, he formed a band and since that time has also played with several local artists. Judah is also a composer of conscious music that will leave you inspired. Mark (Drums) is one of the liveliest performers you will ever see. Coming from generations of drummers, he has been greatly influenced by gospel music. His energy and enthusiasm always keeps party goers entranced. Be prepared to sweat just from watching him as he plays with an intense style ' making it look effortless.
Always in demand, the HOUSE ARREST Band brings their energetic blend of music to stages and dancefloors across Southern California. Playing everything from Latin Soul, Old School Funk, Classic Oldies, and everything in between, HOUSE ARREST always brings the party wherever they perform. With its polished horn section, funky rhythm section and smooth vocal harmonies, the band is known for putting on lively, passionate, and memorable performances. So whether you want to go back in time...or just back to the back seat, hop in with The HOUSE ARREST BAND and they'll take you there!